This is the meticulously curated tome that catalogs all 3,022 paintings on display at the Musée du Louvre, the world's most renowned art museum.
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This is the meticulously curated tome that catalogs all 3,022 paintings on display at the Musée du Louvre, the world's most renowned art museum. The Louvre's unparalleled collection includes such masterworks as Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Vermeer's The Lacemaker and da Vinci icons Mona Lisa and Madonna of the Rocks, all of which are reproduced in brilliant color. Four hundred of the most significant pieces are further illuminated through essays by art historians, including Vincent Pomarède, chief curator of the Louvre's painting collection. Wrapped in a sturdy slipcase, the book includes a DVD that allows readers to browse the entire collection on a computer, sorting entries by artist, date, or genre. A walk-through option even lets viewers take a room-by-room tour of the paintings exactly as a visitor would in person. 784 pages. 10 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W x 2" D. (10 lbs.)